AUSTIN, TX - JOSEPH HAMMER: Looking Forward, Looking Back presents new and current work by Hammer, as well as some previous works representing the artist's various creative periods and influences on his art. Known primarily as a mixed media collage artist working with salvaged book covers, Hammer also produces assemblages, some of which will be on display. He has been represented by the gallery since 2005.
Gallery director Fallon Bartos says, "We think people will find it interesting to see some of Joseph's early work, learning more about what inspires and motivates him. His new work incorporates many of these influences, which have percolated over the years."
Hammer's studies in line, shape and texture are represented, and also his interest in optical illusions and in the Vienna School of the early twentieth century.
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